Whoa! This is heavy!
Back in December 2016, Eaglemoss Collections rolled out the “Build The Back to the Future DeLorean” collectors’ magazine series in the UK.
It doesn’t contain any radioactive material, but the series comprises of 131 weekly magazines, each containing a critical piece of the iconic time machine, for readers to eventually piece together a highly detailed, 1:8 scale, die-cast model of the Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12. The completed car model measures over 50cm long, with metal body panels and working lights.
Why metal? Didn’t you know that the stainless steel construction made the flux dispersal… Anyway, assembly should be simple enough as the parts snap together and are held in place by screws.
To date, the magazine has already been launched in several other countries and come September 5th, 2018, Singapore will be next in line, to give long-time BTTF fans the chance to build their own time machine. And you don’t need a COE to own this machine!
Read on to find out more on the costs and duration involved with this massive collection.
More on the car model
The car model is incredibly detailed and has been made under the supervision of Joe Walser, the world expert on the plutonium-hungry DeLorean time machine. It’s packed with tiny details including cables, lights in the ceiling, the flux capacitor, time circuits and much more.
The model is a scale replica of Doc Brown’s DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future trilogy. It is 1:8 scale, and is principally constructed of die-cast metal. All Doc’s modifications have been carefully recreated from the nuclear reactor to the cables on the floor, and the model has a wealth of lights. Yes, you have the option to build the many versions that appeared in the series.
The interior of the cabin features a light-up version of the flux capacitor, folding seats, and numerous lights. It’s packed with tiny details including the flux capacitor, which is the thing that makes time travel possible.
The Time Reactor & Engine
Many of the modifications to the car involve the reactor for the time machine, which can be found on the back of the car. Underneath it you’ll find a replica of the DeLorean’s original Peugeot-Renault-Volvo (PRV) V6 engine.
More on the magazines
Each issue starts off with step-by-step instructions on how to piece together the parts included in the issue. The magazine also includes interviews with the folks who made the movie, rare production artwork/concept art, behind-the-scenes stories, and an epic Back to the Future overview series with essential facts and figures about all aspects of the movie.
Exclusive gifts for subscribers only
To entice collectors to subscribe to the magazine, Eaglemoss will be offering DeLorean loyalty gifts for FREE, on the 1st, 3rd, and 10th delivery respectively:
- Collector’s Binder (worth S$13): Keep your magazines in pristine condition in this collector’s binder, exclusive to this collection. It holds up to 16 issues. (subscribers will automatically receive a new binder every 16 issues at S$12.90 each)
- License Plate (worth S$27): An embossed tin-plate replica of the iconic OUTATIME license plate perfect to display at home! (measures approx. 74cm x 38cm)
- Display Base (worth S$94): Show off your stunning 1:8 scale replica DeLorean on this high-quality display base, crafted exclusively for this collection.
How to subscribe
For Singapore’s launch, it will be made available through local magazine distributor Allscript. Interested time travellers will be able to subscribe to the magazine via the official site here.
So how much does it cost to build up your 1:8 scale replica DeLorean? Here’s the lowdown:
- Issue #1: S$7.90
- Issue #2: S$12.90
- Issue #3 onwards: S$15.90 each
- 4 issues will be delivered for free each month and subscribers can cancel anytime.
The total run to complete the DeLorean consists of 131 issues. So we’re looking at 33 months (so you can expect to only finish the build sometime in the year 2021) before subscribers can finish the DeLorean, and we’ll leave you to do the math on the total damage.
Should you prefer to go old school though, and miss out on the free gifts, the magazines will be released every Wednesday following issue 1’s release on September 5th at the following locations islandwide:
- Kinokuniya Bookstores – Ngee Ann City, Bugis Junction, JEM, Liang Court
- MPH – Parkway Parade, Raffles City
- Times Bookstore – Centrepoint, Jelita, Marina Square, Paragon, Tampines 1, Waterway Point, Plaza Singapura
- Also available at 7-Eleven & Allscript stores in addition to all good newsagents.
Want to see the finished model? There will be one on display at Kinokuniya Bookstore’s flagship store at Ngee Ann City from 1st September onwards.
Get ready, because when this news gets out, we’re going to see some serious shit!
Yonk is a geek who is fortunate enough to have an equally geeky Star Wars fan for a wife, who owns a LEGO Millennium Falcon encased in a glass coffee table as their home’s centre-piece.